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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Fork Seal Issue

Went out to the bike today after a 50 mile + ride and noticed that the right fork seemed to be leaking. In anyones experience are fork seals something that can be changed by any dealer. I would hate to have to bring it the 1hr and a half to fast by f when the nearby ducati or bmw dealer could handle it.

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They should be able to handle it....but first, try cleaning the seal with a Seal Mate (google MotionPro tools)

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I had the 910R (new one in 07 ) had the bike returned to me after a service,returned in a van,and it was strapped down,unloaded it and saw that both seals had gone,had to go back and be stripped down ended up with new forks under warranty.No problem with the 910R i have now.
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Fork problem

When I clean the fork does that ususally work? And where would the cleaning take place on the top or bottom part of the fork.
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Rutgers, any decent mechaniv can replace the seals. Where are you located? - the forum will be able to recommend someone near you.

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Fork problem

I actually live in central nj metuchen actually there is a ducati bmw dealer right next door they might be the best solution.
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When I clean the fork does that usually work? And where would the cleaning take place on the top or bottom part of the fork.
Oil seals frequently begin to leak from bug guts or other debris getting to the seal lips. Cleaning the seals can frequently stop the leaking unless there has been damage to the lips.

The MotionPro Tools seal mate is a thin smooth plastic tool that you slide between the fork leg and the seal and rotate around the circumference while pulling back out, hence removing the dirt or bug guts causing the leak. Doesn't always work, but it is cheap and easy and always worth a try.

Tool can be fabricated from 35mm film, but getting the required smooth and burr free edges is difficult.

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/...ory/seal_mate/

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Anthony, the BMW/Ducati dealer certainly has the talent and experience to do the work. And you can help them greatly by bringing in to them two items along with the bike.

1. Pages from the factory service manual covering replacement of the fork seals along with any other tasks, like removing the wheel etc.

2. Pages from the parts list that show the fork assembly "exploded" into all of the individual parts along with the page showing the part numbers.

If you make it easy for the mechanic, the outcomes are always better, and you will probably save money in the long run.

If you do not have the service and parts manuals in your possession, you can find them on the internet in several places.

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Hey guys thanks for all the help and fast response always the best for that. Tonight I actually went to the local Honda dealer and bought that seal mate tool and alot of dirt came out from under the fork and seemed to stop the leak. Put the dust seal back on and compressed the forks about 5 times and no leaking so far so good.

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